Wednesday, 20 July 2016

All lined up for Frilly and Funkie

Hello ! Today is the second week of the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. The lovely Jenny is our hostess and has chosen All Lined Up ! Here's what Jenny has to say:

For this one we need you need to think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids make sure those vertical and/or horizontal lines or rows of things are a clearly visible part of your vintage or shabby chic projects (the edges don't count!)

When I read the challenge and saw the word 'grid' the first thing that popped into my head was crosswords ! So,  I started by covering a small canvas with Ranger Texture paste then I cut some small squares from greyboard covered with white card. (I'd already worked out the words I was going to use !)

Once the paste was dry I then used Prima Art Alchemy acrylic paints, blending them with a baby wipe. I used Blackberry around the small squares to add some shading.

The letters were stamped using an old alphabet set onto small pieces of card that I'd wiped more Art Alchemy acrylic paint over.

I then arranged the embellishments, keeping them all quite small.

I decided not to paint the emsbellishments as I quite liked the metal against the paint backdrop.

I really like how this came together and love the texture of the paste !

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.


  1. Oh, I love how the colours travel across your path of letters. Fabulous texture in the background too.
    Alison x

  2. This is so totally cool, Sue! The texture you've achieved is amazing!! You are so creative, using a crossword as your theme. I love the tip for blending the alchemy paints with a baby wipe. I keep those on my craft desk at all times for cleaning my stamps (and hands!), but using them for blending paints is genius. Your canvas is GORGEOUS!

  3. Fabulous idea and wonderfully created! Xx

  4. Love how this looks Sue! You're right, that wonderful textured background needed to remain visible and the lettering and metal embellishments are a perfect foil for it xx

  5. Very Very Cool! Love the texture with the squares pressed into them and blended with the colors. Beautiful canvas!

  6. Just love all the texture and the clever and creative idea, thank you for the inspiration x

  7. Wow Sue, this is amazing! I love the texture in the background and your scrabble tile focal point is a great take on the lines theme! hugs :)

  8. Heheheh - SUE this is so ORIGINAL as well as FUN, FREE with a bit of grunge. Of course, orange is my fav color so I love all your colors too. Your 'lined up' look is perfect! Such a treat to see!!! Xj.

  9. How clever Sue !!! Love your grid and the amazing outcome you achieved....totally fabulous

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  10. That is brilliant Sue, love it! Deb xo

  11. This is amazing! The first photo looks like you coated the canvas with some delicious frosting!

  12. Very very clever! Crosswords never even popped into my mind! I like the way you think!!!!